HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum.

Since 1999, SkyscraperPage.com's forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web.  The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics.  SkyscraperPage.com also features unique skyscraper diagrams, a database of construction activity, and publishes popular skyscraper posters.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture > Never Built & Visionary Projects > Cancelled Project Threads Archive



One Bloor in the SkyscraperPage Database

Building Data Page   • Comparison Diagram   • Toronto Skyscraper Diagram
Toronto Forum   • Toronto Projects & Construction Forum
            
View Full Map

 

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Jul 10, 2008, 4:42 PM
M II A II R II K's Avatar
M II A II R II K M II A II R II K is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 33,103
Red face TORONTO | 1 Bloor East (Bazi's) | 953' Official / 915' Roof | 81 FL | NEVER BUILT

This will be located on one of Canada's most important intersections. Yonge & Bloor.

http://www.1bloor.com/

RENDERING



STREET LEVEL








Here are some shots of what's going on at the site at the end of last month, courtesy tomms at urbantoronto.








Quote:








__________________
Facebook
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Jul 10, 2008, 5:42 PM
CHAPINM1's Avatar
CHAPINM1 CHAPINM1 is offline
Fight Crime/ Shoot back
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV/ New York, NY
Posts: 1,296
This one has been in the works for a VERY LONG TIME; however, it is great to see it finally see it happen! Great to see Toronto get a new 2nd tallest as well!
__________________
NYC born/ Twin Cities raised.
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 9:04 AM
Jobohimself Jobohimself is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 158
I am impressed. Good job, TO.
__________________
San Diego: The epitome of poor urban planning.
Visit the city of fleas! http://las-pulgas.myminicity.com/
http://las-pulgas.myminicity.com/ind
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 10:33 AM
northwest2k northwest2k is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Richmond
Posts: 240
Possibly the worst street name ever. "bloor" lol. But congratz to Toronto. It's a nice looking building. Although I'd rather it were an office tower but oh well.
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 10:55 PM
TOBoy TOBoy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 701
The previous development was proposed by a Florida developer who left the Toronto mrkt to focus on its florida portfolio. This development is different, with a new developer and has been around about a year or so.
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Jul 12, 2008, 6:11 AM
koops65's Avatar
koops65 koops65 is offline
Pool Shark!
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Niagara Falls
Posts: 1,799
Great for Toronto for a new TALL building. (possibly to be a supertall) The first render is old and should be updated though... here's the newest I've seen...

It should also be noted that this tower, along with Aura (residences on College Park 3) and Signiture Tower (Cityplace) are in a sort of 'height war' for the tallest residential tower in Toronto (and Canada). I would also like to point out that Canada uses the Metric system, and the heights in the title should be in metric also.
__________________
My Diagram: http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=52344624
A proud member of the former Airborne Regiment, 87-88

Last edited by koops65; Jul 12, 2008 at 6:29 AM.
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Jul 12, 2008, 9:40 AM
Jobohimself Jobohimself is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 158
Seriously, people need to stop bitching about metric/imperial.

3.28ft=1m.

We're all intelligent people, I hope. It shouldn't be too hard.
__________________
San Diego: The epitome of poor urban planning.
Visit the city of fleas! http://las-pulgas.myminicity.com/
http://las-pulgas.myminicity.com/ind

Last edited by Jobohimself; Jul 12, 2008 at 10:05 AM.
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Jul 12, 2008, 2:05 PM
M II A II R II K's Avatar
M II A II R II K M II A II R II K is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 33,103
Quote:
Originally Posted by koops65 View Post
I would also like to point out that Canada uses the Metric system, and the heights in the title should be in metric also.
The way it's currently set up is that U.S. and Canadian project threads have the emphasis on feet, and everywhere else meters.

But even so the latest rendering for this project is not 1000 ft or 300 m. So this wouldn't be in the supertall category unless they upped the height beyond that.
__________________
Facebook
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Jul 13, 2008, 7:27 PM
M II A II R II K's Avatar
M II A II R II K M II A II R II K is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 33,103
Here's a picture I took the other day.

__________________
Facebook
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2008, 10:15 PM
M II A II R II K's Avatar
M II A II R II K M II A II R II K is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 33,103
Another update

Courtesy dt_toronto_geek @ urbantoronto.ca







__________________
Facebook
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Jul 22, 2008, 10:09 PM
JDRCRASH's Avatar
JDRCRASH JDRCRASH is offline
Skyscraper Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Gabriel Valley
Posts: 7,701
Quote:
Originally Posted by M II A II R II K View Post
OH GAWD, that s**t is attractive!!! We sooo need that in L.A.!
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Jul 22, 2008, 11:16 PM
Dr Nevergold Dr Nevergold is offline
Global Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Buffaronto
Posts: 18,266
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDRCRASH View Post
OH GAWD, that s**t is attractive!!! We sooo need that in L.A.!
You SO can't have it!
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Jul 22, 2008, 11:21 PM
Hayward's Avatar
Hayward Hayward is offline
High above the Gold Coast
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,186
Quote:
Originally Posted by M II A II R II K View Post
Here's a picture I took the other day.

Thank God this mess is finally going. They aren't very attractive, despite being vintage building stock. On every visit to Toronto I always thought there was no way these structures were going to stick around much longer
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Aug 7, 2008, 12:36 AM
yyzer's Avatar
yyzer yyzer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 636
some recent pics by dt_toronto_geek, posted at the urbantoronto.ca forum, showing slow but steady progress on the demolition...(subway line and station are directly underneath)..



closer in, efforts are being made to save a window on the brick building centre right (not for facade, it will be carted away)...



and here's an historic pic showing the same buildings, many years ago...note the mansard roof on the building to the left, which is still there today, but now covered with ugly aluminum panels...



as of today, under the wrecker's ball...

     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Sep 6, 2008, 1:30 AM
Davis137's Avatar
Davis137 Davis137 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,660
Looks like that'll be a pretty impressive building...
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Feb 8, 2009, 3:48 PM
yyzer's Avatar
yyzer yyzer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 636
Latest reports on urbantoronto.ca indicate that this project is presently still planned to go ahead....the hotel portion has been pretty much confirmed as a Sofitel....construction permits from the city of Toronto are still pending (since August/08)...
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Feb 9, 2009, 4:13 AM
sledhead35's Avatar
sledhead35 sledhead35 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: winnipeg
Posts: 327
good to hear, this one is a beauty! although time is of the essence.

i had forgotten about it so i got excited seeing it for the first time, again lol.
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Feb 9, 2009, 4:41 PM
Dale Dale is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Orlando
Posts: 3,155
Doesn't 953' make it a new tallest ? I thought 952' is the current tallest.
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Feb 9, 2009, 5:29 PM
M II A II R II K's Avatar
M II A II R II K M II A II R II K is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 33,103
Actually the current tallest is 971'.
__________________
Facebook
     
     
  #20  
Old Posted Feb 9, 2009, 6:34 PM
Roaming Roaming is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 321
wow this is going to look so amazing on the skyline!
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
 

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture > Never Built & Visionary Projects > Cancelled Project Threads Archive
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 8:54 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.